Definition of impressionable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪmˈpreʃənəbl//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈpreʃənəbl//
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(of a person, especially a young one) easily influenced or affected by somebody/something children at an impressionable age He is in a highly impressionable state. He was a bad influence on the child, who was at an impressionable age. Word Originmid 19th cent.: from French, from impressionner, from Latin impressio(n-), from the verb imprimere ‘press into’, from in- ‘into’ + premere ‘to press’.
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